On 13 February the SMK goes Baroque as we welcome visitors to the first SMK Fridays event of the year. Join us as the museum forms the backdrop for concert installations by We like We, is filled with Baroque music courtesy of Concerto Copenhagen, and hosts a rather special flute performance.
Modern art meets classical soundscapes
Against a backdrop of cutting-edge contemporary art, SMK Fridays and Frost Festival presents two Baroque concert installations by the sound collective We like We, who recently released their new, critically acclaimed album a new Age of Sensibility.
100 flutes and one vacuum cleaner
See new sides of one of the quintessential instruments of the Baroque era – the recorder (a type of fipple flute) – as the artist Ragnhild May presents a performance set against Baroque masterpieces from the Royal Collection. Wearing a suit featuring 100 recorders and with the aid of a vacuum cleaner, May will set the room awash in waving patterns of resonance.
What is the Baroque?
Get to grips with all things Baroque with the aid of SMK director Mikkel Bogh, who is an expert on Baroque art. He will take a specific work from the SMK collections as the starting point for offering his take on how we may understand the distinctive, lavish, death-obsessed imagery of the Baroque. You can also join us for crash courses on Baroque symbolism, unveiling the hidden meaning of paintings. You can also listen to professor Carsten Thau presenting his take on how you can see the Baroque reflected in art and architecture today.
In the Sculpture Street you can unleash your inner artist and create your own modern #STILL LIFE.
Against a backdrop of Baroque masterpieces from the Royal Collection, the artist Ragnhild May presents a performance about one of the quintessential instruments of the Baroque era: the recorder (a type of fipple flute). Wearing a suit featuring 100 recorders and with the aid of a vacuum cleaner, May will set the room awash in waving patterns of resonance.
A musical guided tour
Join us for a very special tour of the exhibition Europæisk Kunst 1300-1800 European Art 1300–1800 in the company of artist and art presenter Annette Skov and seven classical musicians from Concerto Copenhagen. On this tour you will see how paintings can take on greater depth when art, poetry, and Baroque music meet and merge.
Street food, bar, art talks, and Jomi Massage
The musician and performance artist Jomi Massage concludes the Baroque evening by playing a DJ set in the Sculpture Street. As always the evening will also include art talks in the SMK collections, drinks, street food, and the chance to see the SMK's faste udstillinger permanent collections after the usual opening hours.
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